Powerful workshops. Empowering lessons.


Learning by doing is not a new concept. Confucius knew about it back in 451 BC when he observed, “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

Hour-Zero has been creating and delivering school emergency preparedness workshops for more than a decade, so we’ve learned a thing or three about keeping people captivated, participating, and learning.

We take the serious and sad subjects and turn them into unforgettable learning experiences that give you the skills you need during an emergency.

When you come to an Hour-Zero workshop you can expect to, well, work. But we’ll make sure you leave with some good stories to tell later!

Our workshop facilitators combine the four "Cs" – critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity – to deliver dynamic workshops.

Our participant-centered approach enthuses participants to:

  • Discover new solutions
  • Make use of available resources
  • Tap into problem solving skills
  • Gain insight, expertise and confidence
  • Work as a team


Select from our existing workshops and presentations or have us custom create one for you.

Here are just some of our 40+ workshops :

  • Incident Command System for School Personnel
  • Incident Command System Certificated Courses – 100/200/300/400
  • NIMS Certificated Courses – 700/800
  • District Emergency Response Team – What’s My Role?
  • Emotion and Commotion – Crisis Communications
  • Fast and Furious Emergency Communications
  • Media Relations during Crises
  • Protocol Training: Lock-downs, Shelter-in-Place, Evacuations, On-Alert, Hold and Secure
  • First in Line – Workshop for Front Office Staff
  • Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
  • Lock-Down Training – from basics to never-thought of that
  • Parent-Child Reunification – Planning for Student Release
  • Emergency Operations Center Training for School Districts
  • Pandemic Planning: a series of workshops – varying audiences

Contact us for a complete list or to discuss a custom workshop or presentation.